Nominations were announced on Tuesday for the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards. And while once again the awards has eliminated the daytime drama acting categories, there were some well-deserved recognition for the soapy primetime series, Empire and the heartfelt hit dramedy, This Is Us, as well as Oprah and Ava DuVernay’s project, Queen Sugar.
In the Outstanding Drama Series category, Empire and This Is Us, will compete against Queen Sugar, Power, and Underground.
In the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown goes up against Empire’s Terrence Howard, as well as Mike Colter Marvel’s Luke Cage, Omari Hardwick Power, and Kofi Siriboe Queen Sugar. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series has Empire’s Taraji P. Henson competing with Kerry Washington Scandal, Rutina Wesley Queen Sugar, Viola Davis How to Get Away with Murder, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell for Underground.
NAACP Image Award nominees in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series features; Jussie Smollet and Trai Byers of Empire up against each other going up against Alfred Enoch How To Get Away With Murder, Jesse Williams Grey’s Anatomy, and Joe Morton Scandal.
Of note: Sterling K. Brown is also nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie. Limited-Series, or Dramatic Series for his star turn in The People Vs. O.J. Simpson.
The 48th annual NAACP Image Awards will be handed out on February 11th and broadcast on TV One, and hosted by Anthony Anderson. To view the complete list of nominees in all categories click here.
So, which show do you think should take the Drama Series award? What do you think of the TV nominations? Comment below!